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Neel, Alice

American, 1900-1984
  • 1983
    Lithograph on Paper
    38 x 27 in. (Sight Size)
    Listing no. 3179
    NOW: $7,500.00
  • 1981
    Serigraphy (Silkscreen) on Paper
    37 x 23 in. (Sight Size)
    Listing no. 3178
    NOW: $7,500.00

About this Artist

Alice Neel was born in Merion Square, Pennsylvannia and graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art) in 1925. After briefly living in Cuba, Neel settled in New York City and became a member of the Works Progress Administration. Between 1935 to 1943, Neel worked in the Easel Division of the Federal Art Project. Despite the rise of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s and 1960s, Neel continued to develop her portrait paintings of regular people. Her subjects ranged from family members to strangers she encountered on the street. While depicting her sitters, Neel sought to reveal their "psychological truths."

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Alice Neel


Born: 1900 in Merion Square, Pennsylvania
Died: 1984 in New York


For a complete cv, refer to the one prepared by David Zwirner Gallery in the "More About This Artist" section.
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